BX-110 Super NES Joystick Status Page

BX Foundry BX-110 Super NES Stick by Benj Edwards

What’s special about the BX-110 for Super NES?

  • Designed and built by video game historian Benj Edwards
  • Arcade-quality Sanwa joystick and button switches (great feel)
  • Durable, compact design
  • Weighted base with screwed rubber feet (stays put)
  • Custom electronics equivalent to original SNES controller (no lag)
  • So accurate, it brings unexpected new life to games

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Pre-Order Your BX-110 Now via BXFoundry.com

BX Foundry BX-110 Super NES Stick with Super C


Place your order here on BXFoundry.com

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Ordering/Shipping Details

BX Foundry BX-110 Super Famicom Button Option

Button Color Options:

  • American-Style Super NES colors with Purple/Lavender/Gray buttons
  • European/Japanese Style Super Famicom colors with Red/Blue/Yellow/Green/Gray buttons

Shipping Info:

  • They will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail
  • US Orders Only (at the moment)

Delivery/Fulfillment:

  • Final design colors will vary from photo. Prototype in photo is painted, final will be molded in colored plastic.
  • If your order cannot be fulfilled for any reason, I will give you a 100% refund

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About BX Foundry Handcrafted Joysticks

Hi, I’m Benj Edwards, a tech journalist and historian. Since August 1st, 2018, I’ve been hand-building joysticks and selling them through Twitter (@benjedwards).

(For more on that story, check out this post.)

People love them.

So far I’ve built and shipped over 100 joysticks around the world for platforms such as Atari/Commodore, NES, Genesis. Right now I’m focusing on my new Super NES stick, the BX-110.

When hand-building the BX-110, I usually sell it for $150. They are complex to wire and prepare. I have hand-built four BX-110s so far (example), and they are wonderful for almost any type of Super NES game — even platformers.

This run of BX-110s is going to be slightly different from my other creations, because I am getting pre-orders so I can afford to buy larger quantities of parts, which will keep the costs lower.

Each BX-110 will come with a custom-designed circuit board that is electronically equivalent to a SNES pad. No lag.

Over 70 BX-110s sold so far! Come join the BX Foundry revolution.

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BX-110 Specs

BX Foundry BX-110 Custom Circuit Board

Platform: Super Nintendo
Electronics: Custom, 100% Super NES pad compatible
Number of Buttons: 8 (6 primary, 2 secondary)
Cable Length: 5 ft. 8 in.
Approx. Dimensions (L x W x H): 7.5″ X 4.6″ x 5″
Approx. Weight: 1 lb. 10 oz.

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What People Are Saying about BX Foundry Joysticks

Here are a few select tweets about my joysticks. People seem to like them:

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BX-110 Production Milestones


09/27/2018: v0 Prototype through-hole SNES circuit board designed (JM)
10/02/2018: v1 BX-110 Prototype created (black case, one built)
10/12/2018: v2 BX-110 Prototype with SNES-like colors created (three total built)
10/17/2018: Beta version of BX110 SMT circuit board designed (JM)
10/17/2018: BX-110 pre-orders first announced on Twitter (seeking sales of 50 units)
10/20/2018: v2 BX-110 case dimensions drawn for fabrication (later superseded) (JM)
10/21/2018: BX-110 SMT custom circuit board (v2) design finalized (JM)
10/24/2018: SFC Colored-buttons tested in BX-110 v2 prototype
10/24/2018: Custom BX-110 circuit boards ordered
10/29/2018: Custom SNES data cables ordered
10/31/2018: Custom button and joystick connection cables ordered
11/02/2018: v3 BX-110 case dimensions drawn for fabrication (final) (JM)
11/05/2018: v3 BX-110 Prototype created, improved case design, final parts used (one built)
11/09/2018: Custom BX-110 circuit boards arrived
11/09/2018: Custom button and joystick connection cables arrived
11/23/2018: Custom SNES data cables arrived
11/27/2018: Custom-colored purple and lavender plastic buttons ordered
12/03/2018: Custom-colored purple and lavender plastic button samples approved
12/04/2018: Joystick assemblies ordered from Japan
12/04/2018: Custom plastic boxes ordered (Beginning 8+ week production process)
12/15/2018: 24mm buttons and ball tops arrived
12/17/2018: Sanwa joystick assemblies arrived
12/21/2018: Custom-colored purple and lavender buttons arrived
12/22/2018: Plastic color sample chips for case received and rejected by Benj
12/27/2018: Accurate SNES plastic color sample mailed to case manufacturer
01/21/2019: Case manufacturer’s mechanical drawings approved by Benj
01/22/2019: Case plastic Color sample chips arrived (2nd attempt)
01/23/2019: Case plastic Color sample chips (2nd attempt) rejected by Benj
02/13/2019: Custom-colored gray 24mm and 30mm buttons ordered
02/24/2019: 128 dustwashers painted gray by Benj
02/25/2019: Benj stops taking orders for BX-110 sticks (first run). Capped at 78 units
02/26/2019: Case plastic Color sample chips arrived (3nd attempt)
02/26/2019: Case plastic Color sample chips accepted by Benj. Color match!
03/06/2019: Custom-colored gray 24mm and 30mm buttons arrived
03/11/2019: First case milling sample received. Several small errors present; reported back to mfg.
03/19/2019: Second case milling sample received. Two small fixes suggested.
03/20/2019: Final case drawings approved by Benj – case production due to start soon!
03/20/2019: Second bulk order of parts ordered from Sanwa
04/04/2019: Second bulk order of parts from Sanwa arrived
04/17/2019: Case manufacturer confirmed that 200 plastic cases are actively in production
05/02/2019: Product sticker labels designed and ordered by Benj
05/03/2019: Due to tool breakage, Mfg said the cases will not be shipped to Benj until at least May 17
06/14/2019: 200 BX-110 Cases finally arrived!
06/17/2019: Began painting 700+ screws to match case color
06/18/2019: Began assembling production BX-110 units
06/25/2019: Began shipping production BX-110 units
07/17/2019: Completed shipping all outstanding BX-110 orders

Current Status (07/17/2019): The BX-110 project is now over. Thanks to everyone for their patience and support.